5 New Fitness Studios in L.A.

Nadine Jolie Courtney | November 3, 2016 | Lifestyle Best of The Best Play

Even in a city where fitness is paramount, busy calendars and stressful lives can easily derail the best-laid workout plans. Luckily, first-rate centers are opening at a brisk rate all over town. Keep yourself in tip-top shape—both physically and mentally—with a tune-up class at one of L.A.'s premiere new health and wellness studios.
Equinox Hollywood is the brand's seventh L.A.-area location; Century City is expected to reopen in April 2017.
1. Alo Yoga

The L.A.-based athleisure brand recently started offering daily yoga classes at its gorgeous Beverly Hills flagship. Beginning at 10am, the 60-minute sessions take place on the second-floor, which opens out to a sunny patio. Make sure to indulge in a post-sweat coffee or juice from the store’s in-house cafe. Classes from $25, 370 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.295.1860, aloyoga.com

2. Equinox Hollywood

Just opened in October, Equinox’s first location in Hollywood—a 38,000-square-foot single-floor sprawl at The Camden luxury complex on Vine—features four airy studios for in-demand activities including pilates, barre and spinning, plus a spa, juice bar, and saltwater plunge pools. 1550 N. Vine St., Hollywood, 323.471.0130, equinox.com

3. FLYWHEEL Santa Monica

Flywheel’s rapidly expanding LA cycling studio empire—which also includes the recently opened Playa Vista, plus outposts in Larchmont, Woodland Hills and West Hollywood—debuts a new Santa Monica location this month as their most state-of-the-art to date, including weekly auto-booking, enhanced instructor dashboard, and special LED lighting managed by instructors. 520 Broadway, Santa Monica, flywheelsports.com

4. XO Fitness

With a roster of celebrity clients including Ryan Gosling, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Nikki Reed and Sofia Vergara, owner Sara Lewis is bringing her Hollywood-approved secrets to the masses with this new Sherman Oaks studio. Workouts are high-intensity and full-body, combining Pilates teachings distilled into a cross-training format. Try the signature Cross Over 3 class: 50 minutes of strength training, resistance, plyometrics and cardio. 13950 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, 818.506.8411, thecrossoverxo.com

5. YAS

L.A.’s original spin/yoga studio hybrid has spent 15 years toning and tuning-up Venice devotees. The popular spot has just moved from its original Abbot Kinney location to a larger space on Main Street, featuring 50 top of the line bikes, plus a soon-to-open juice bar and on-site physical therapy. 245 Main St., Venice, 310.396.6993, go2yas.com


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